Archives for May 2013

Choosing the Right Career

Your choice of which career to pursue could spell the difference not only in your bank account, but in your life in general as well. This important decision that you will make can definitely have a huge effect on how satisfied you are going to be in your life. If you are not careful enough in making the choice, it is likely that you will end up in a miserable work environment that could then make your life miserable and very difficult. Thus, you should take the time to take into consideration certain factors to make sure you are making the smartest decision as to what career to pursue.

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Lunch with your Boss or Potential Boss

Listen carefully when discussing the menu when you are having lunch with someone in authority over you. Order something similar. If he orders two courses, you should also order two courses in the same price range.

Do not order an alcoholic drink unless the boss suggests you have a drink together. If you do not drink, for whatever reason, let her know politely. “Thank you for the offer. I don’t drink.”

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Job Search Strategies for Professional Immigrants to Canada

Join us as we host a panel discussion on Job Search Strategies for Professional Immigrants to Canada.

Our goal during our discussion is to teach you the tools and processes needed for Professional Immigrants to Canada to implement on in Canada.

Our esteemed panelists for this discussion include:

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Is Internship Also A Career Advancement Opportunity?

It is very common for a university or college perhaps to offer internship programs for their students. These opportunities to work as interns are valuable because they allow students to apply whatever it is that they have learned in the classroom to the real world. There are cases where interns are offered to work for an organization or company for a certain period of time only, and not be called in the future to become an employee. This is not always the case, fortunately.

If you are a motivated and self-assured intern, there is a good chance that you could turn your internship into a good employment opportunity in the future. But of course, you need to work for this opportunity and you need to exert a lot of effort to show hiring managers that you have the potential to become a highly valuable member of the organization. If you want to take your internship opportunity as a chance for career advancement on your part, here are some tips you should follow:

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The Top 5 Features which Make for the Perfect Job

Submission by Sarah Clarke

What would make a perfect job? There are probably as many answers for this question as there are working people on this planet. However, we may be able to come up with some things which figure on most people’s list of ideal job. These factors constitute the most enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding professional experience. So what are these factors? [Read more…]

Does Volunteering help in Career Development?

A lot of people seem to be wondering why career experts usually advise them to do some volunteer work to take their careers into a whole new level. Well, there are actually many great benefits to participating in volunteer activities. If you are doing it for a charity that is close to your heart, you will have the chance to give back to others, which will also give you a sense of accomplishment. You also get to meet different people and gain new experience. Through this, you will definitely acquire new ideas on how you may have to run your own business and career in the future. [Read more…]

Stacy Swearengen-Military Spouse Portable Career Planning

Join us for an informative hour with our special guest will be Stacy Swearengen.  Stacy is a Certified Career, Education and Adult Learning Coach, and helps military spouses turn passion into portable careers. As the wife of an Active Duty soldier, Stacy designed Military Spouse Portable Career Planning, LLC to meet the career and educational needs of today’s military spouses. [Read more…]

Career Mistakes to Avoid

The very short phrase “You’re fired!” is definitely one of the things every employed individual would never want to hear. But why is it that a lot of professionals, even the most skilled and intelligent ones in fact, tend to be told these words a couple of times in their careers? Of course this is despite the fact that it is always the goal of employed individuals to stay long in their jobs or careers.

Here are some of the most common workplace habits that usually endanger a professional’s longevity on his or her job.

#1 Not having a long-term life or career plan [Read more…]

Resume Development Teleseminar

Learn Powerful Tips and Strategies to create an Effective Resume. Become visible to Hiring Managers!


5 Reasons Hiring Managers will not Read your Resume

So you have spent countless hours on your computer just to send out as many electronic resumes as you can. Or perhaps you have used up hundreds of sheets of paper to print out multiple copies of your application letter and resume. You have clearly done your best to reach out to those companies you think need your services. But still, not even one hiring manager has called you up to invite you for a job interview.

You may be wondering now what went wrong or what you missed in your resume for it to be taken for granted. The following are some of the most common reasons hiring managers ignore a resume: [Read more…]

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